GOP attorney general hopeful Abe Hamadeh posts even more arguably disqualifying tweets

Attorney General candidate Republican Abe Hamadeh on Arizona PBS where he debated Democrat Kris Mayes on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

Attorney General candidate Republican Abe Hamadeh on Arizona PBS where he debated Democrat Kris Mayes on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

I recognize that we live in Arizona, and our standards for those seeking elected office have never been exactly … rigorous (assuming they exist at all), but I’d like to believe a major political party’s candidate for attorney general would, at the very least, have a minimal understanding of the U.S. Constitution.

But, no.

Apparently, the Republican candidate for attorney general, Abe Hamadeh, wasn’t in class the day the Constitution was brought up in, say, middle school. Then missed it again in high school. And college. And law school.

Hamadeh ignores the First Amendment

Hamadeh won the very stiff competition for the weekend’s most ignorant comment on the internet when he tweeted:

“The media is the biggest threat to ‘democracy.’ ”

Threat?

That seems weird since the Founding Fathers seemed to believe the media to be the biggest guardian of our democratic republic. The one profession that tries (often unsuccessfully) to keep politicians honest. Something an attorney general wannabe might understand if he was actually interested in, you know, THE LAW.

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Like when the founders wrote in the very First Amendment to the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press … .”

It is that same Constitution that Hamadeh, as attorney general, would swear to protect.

Or would he?

Could he?

Then he backs an election denying Oath Keeper

After all, if Hamadeh believes the press is a threat to democracy would he be lying if he swore an oath to

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